Hong Kong Phooey and Marvin Martian Movie

So director Alex Zamm has posted some CGI test footage of two up coming movies based on cartoon classics. It has been put together in one single video and posted on youtube. The visuals aren’t too bad for early stage footage but this seems like the same recycled crap with 2 unfortunate characters who have done nothing to deserve such treatment. I love Eddie Murphy but his voice is a far cray from the late “Scatman” Crothers. It seems that we can’t just let our old cartoons die out gracefully. Instead we have to update them, make them a little more edgy, and release them in theaters to disappointing results.

So is Hong Kong Phooey and Marvin Martian doomed to the same fate as movies like Scooby Doo, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, Under Dog, The Smurfs etc? I hope not but take a look at this video and judge for yourselves. Obviously these movies are marketed towards kids with the silly slapstick comedy that we’ve all seen a thousand times before. I already know that I will most likely take my 6 year old to go see them however, that doesn’t mean I have to be happy about what is being done to our poor deceased cartoons…May they rest in peace

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